Former Australia spinner Shane Warne believes now that Virat Kohli is no longer the Indian captain, it is a “great opportunity” for him to once again show why he is the best batsman in the world.

Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain after a 2-1 loss to South Africa earlier this month. With that, Kohli’s seven-year tenure as India’s captain came to an end.

Ranked one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli has not scored a century for India for over two years.

While spin legend Warne was surprised with Kohli’s decision to step down as India’s Test captain, the Aussie has also said that for anyone to have captained the Indian team for as long as Virat has, it is normal for a world-class player to go through a little slump. Want more betting tips for IPL? Then read more here in our website.

“There is just so much expectation. It’s so difficult to be captain of India in all forms of the game and then play the IPL as well. Everyone looks for him to comment, to be the leader so I’m looking forward to watching Virat bat now. Get someone else to take the captaincy, let someone else do all that, and allow Virat to get back to being the best in the world. I’m really looking forward to that,” Warne said.

Hindustan Times

Virat Kohli has been a wonderful captain: Warne

Great Opportunity for Virat Kohli to Show Why He Is the Best: Shane Warne
Great Opportunity for Virat Kohli to Show Why He Is the Best: Shane Warne

With no more responsibilities of a captain, Warne expects Kohli to express himself better with the bat and score an abundance of runs in the coming series.

“I was a little surprised like everyone. Virat has been a wonderful captain for India but it’s also very tough with the expectations of over a billion people. It’s going to be really tough for him. I don’t think anyone could captain India for a long period of time in all forms of the game and continue to bat at a higher level.”

“So I think it’s a great opportunity now for Virat to go back and prove to himself and everyone why he is the best batter in the world. And hope he can concentrate on his batting and start making hundreds in all forms of the game again. I hope that’s what happens. He has inspired his teammates. India have played a fantastic brand of cricket and let’s hope that continues,” added Warne in the same interview.”

Kohli, who has scored 23,474 runs from 451international matches for India, averages over 50 in each of the formats. He has recorded 70 international centuries (27 in Tests and 43 in ODIs) so far. We have live cricket session tips. Do check it here in our site.

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